Project Type
Architectural Lighting
Project Owner
City of Sachse
Electrical Contractor

Sachse Water Tower Lighting Sachse, Texas

Case Study
Stunning Water Tower Lighting Raises Profile of Small Dallas Suburb


The city of Sachse, Texas sits snugly just northeast of Dallas and enjoys a place of pride within the larger DFW metroplex. As a way to demonstrate that pride, city administrators considered a lighting project to accentuate the city’s new municipal water tower erected in a highly visible location alongside a busy turnpike. With a sense that something could be done but no real plans in place, the city reached out to the local FSG branch in Dallas.


FSG met with Sachse city officials to discuss a lighting project for the new water tower. Next, FSG reached out to Gemini LSV, a local specialty lighting company with long experience in the field of custom, fit-for-purpose lighting projects. Together, FSG and Gemini LSV came up with the right solution for Sachse’s water tower.

The final project plan involved seven compact RGBW LED wash fixtures from SGM Lighting designed for long life, low maintenance, and state of the art facade illumination. With four ground fixtures at the tower base and three fixtures mounted on poles 80 feet out from the tower, the lighting design would provide maximum flexibility and a stunning presentation. Best of all, a digital multiplex lighting control package would give city administrators a wide variety of lighting options to create interest around holidays and special events in Sachse.


With the final design and drawings complete and approved, FSG got busy installing the three outer pads and poles, the four pads and bases closer to the tower, all underground utilities, the SGM wash lights, and the DMX control system. When the lights finally came on, the Sachse city logo “popped” atop the new water tower.

Following the completion of the project, Corey Nesbit, the Director of CIP and Public Works for the city of Sachse, reached out to FSG to extend his thanks to the whole project team for completing this amazing project. He reported that local residents and elected officials all love the look and features of their new water tower lighting.

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